Re: [CR]Schwinn Paramount "Extra Drilling" Hubs

(Example: Framebuilders:Masi)

Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 16:16:08 -0800 (PST)
From: "Kevin Kruger" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Schwinn Paramount "Extra Drilling" Hubs
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>, "" <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Jerry,,,,,I would say the use of these drilled hubs was "e-rare-tic", or rarely erattic, when found, mainly on P-15s from my personal experience. I do recall seeing them on a tall black 27" framed P-13 that I worked on from time to time upon leaving the Schwinn shop around 1975-76.

Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA

Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <> wrote: I have seen a lot of Paramounts of this period and own three and have never seen these hubs "in the flesh". Were these limited to a few years and models, perhaps the P-15? Was their inclusion erattic, seen on one bike, but not another of the same Paramount model?


Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Kevin Kruger <> wrote: Hi Tom, I have what you refer to as "mistake hubs" on my 1973 Paramount P-15, and have not had any problems with them (my current weight is 175). I worked at a Schwinn shop during the period these hubs appeared in the 70s, and don't recall ever seeing any failure(s) due to the extra drilling. I seem to recall that all of these hubs were laced 4-cross, which probably helped reduce the stress failure from the extra holes???? I relaced the wheels with fresh DT spokes to replace the original galvanized ones. Once was questioned as to the originality of these hubs on my Paramount, so I checked the dates on the locknuts, and they matched the date of the bike. Photos of the bike and "swiss cheese" hubs can be seen at the following Wool Jersey links: Hope this helps in some way. Regards, Kevin Kruger


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